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Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
and that night four americans lost their lives, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. tonight, new revelations about the terrorists, the ferocity of their attack and new questions about whether life-saving security was denied. abc's jake tapper has details. >> reporter: that horrifying night in benghazi had former security officials in libya today condemning their superiors for denying their requests for more security agents. >> i asked for 12 agents. his response to that was, "you're asking for the sun, moon and the stars." >> reporter: eric nordstrom, the former security officer at the u.s. embassy in libya, today recalled his biggest frustration as being the state department. >> it's dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> reporter: nordstrom suspected the denials for more security were rooted in a fear of making libya seem more unstable. but a state department official denied any politics were at play. >> i have directly served six secretaries of state, democratic and repu
Oct 19, 2012 5:30pm PDT
that ambassador chris stevens, who was killed in the attack, repeatedly voiced concern about security in libya, including, we are told, on the day he died. abc's jake tapper has the details. >> reporter: they're the questions the president cannot escape. why do we still not know what went wrong in benghazi? and why was the administration's response so confusing? last night, comedian jon stewart took his turn. >> i would say even you would admit, it was not the optimal response, at least to the american people, as far as all of us being on the same page. >> well, here's what i'll say. >> yeah. >> if four americans get killed, it's not optimal. >> right. >> and we're going to fix it. and -- >> all of it. >> all of it. >> reporter: that remains a work in progress. the president has vowed to bring those responsible to justice, but although government officials suggest that members of the extremist group ansar al sharia were involved in the attack, a "new york times" reporter spent two hours on the patio of a crowded luxury hotel last night with a leader of that group, as he sipped a strawberry fra
Oct 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
that cost four americans their lives, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. and what we heard last night reverberating throughout washington today, in a series of questions and challenges. what did the white house know about the danger? and the need for protection? even secretary of state hillary clinton weighed in. here's abc's jake tapper. >> reporter: the vice president raised eyebrows and some outrage. when asked about the diplomats in libya whose requests for additional security forces fell on deaf ears. >> they wanted more security there. >> well, we weren't told they wanted more security there. we did not know they wanted more security again. >> reporter: "we" seemed an interesting pronoun for the vice president to use, given that the very day before the debate, two of those security officers testified before congress about their frustrations with the state department. >> i asked for 12 agents. his response to that was, "you are asking for the sun, moon and the stars." >> reporter: today, mitt romney seized on biden's comments. >> when the vice president of the united states direc
Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >>> and we turn next to new clues in the mystery surrounding the death of the u.s. ambassador, chris stevens, and three other americans in libya. there is a report that two men from tunisia were held for questioning in turkey. and abc news has a provocative document tonight. it is a request from the americans on the ground in libya for help with protection. it raises the question about the state department's response and abc's jake tapper shows us that document. >> reporter: the members of the u.s. military serving as a security support team at the u.s. embassy in tripoli, libya, wanted to keep a small airplane in the country. according to a government source, that was so the team, charged with providing extra security at diplomatic posts, could travel more efficiently around the country, along with their weapons. but state department officials in washington denied that request, according to a may 3rd e-mail obtained and first reported by abc news. copied on the e-mail was u.s. ambassador chris stevens, later killed in a terrorist attack on the diplomatic post in benghazi on september 11th,
Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
stevens, and abc's jon karl is standing by with this late news. jon? >> diane, this is ahead of a major congressional hearing tomorrow into what happened in that attack on our consulate in libya, and we are hearing new details, details that we have never heard before about what went down, and this is significantly different than what we were told at the time. at the time, as you recall, we were told it was a protest that went bad and became an attack. now we are told there was no protest going on outside that embassy. the first indication that they heard anything outside the walls of the embassy, of the consulate compound was an explosion and gunfire. they looked through a camera to see what was going on, and we are told they saw a large number of armed men coming in and approaching that compound. we're told it was a very complex attack without precedent in u.s. diplomatic history. we've never seen an attack like this in libya or anywhere else, we were told, by this senior state department official. so, diane, one other fascinating detail is that they still don't know how ambassador ste
Oct 16, 2012 5:30pm PDT
.s. ambassador chris stevens? today, hours before the debate gets under way tonight, secretary of state hillary clinton spoke out declaring that the responsibility is hers. abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz is here. martha? >> reporter: good evening, diane. secretary clinton has said very little about the investigation into the deaths of the four americans, but she is now saying she is the one who should shoulder the blame. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. >> reporter: on the eve of this presidential debate, growing questions and political controversy are still raging over the deaths of the americans in libya. >> the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >> reporter: in last week's vice presidential debate joe biden said the white house was unaware of security requests from state department officials in libya who had told congress of those requests just the day before. and they wanted more security there. >> well, we weren't told they wanted mo
Oct 24, 2012 5:30pm PDT
ambassador chris stevens. we have learned the name of a tunisian man taken into custody. he's 28 yeerts old. the white house weighed in on e-mails sent while the attack was under way. the e-mails informed them that a radical islamic group was claiming responsibilities. but secretary of state hillary clinton said those e-mails weren't hard evidence and all of the incoming information had to be value waited. >>> and back here at home, attention, shoppers, a large-scale credit card theft is sweeping 63 stores. it happened at the nation's largest bookstore, barnes and noble. how did thieves get into the checkout machines? abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas has been investigating that today. >> reporter: today, barnes and noble announced it has been the victim of a massive, sophisticated scheme targeting credit and debit cards. thieves went after these tiny devices known as pin pads we routinely use to swipe our credit and debit cards for purchases. 63 stores in nine states were hit, potentially affecting thousands of customers. each time a purchase was made the pin pad beamed the
Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
including ambassador chris stevens, blistering words today from romeny for the obama administration. >> this latest assault can't be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting islam despite the administration's attempts to convince us of that for so long. no, as the administration has finally conceded, these attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists. >> reporter: romney said today he would vigorously pursue the terrorists. president obama has said he is doing the same thing, and the obama campaign trying to remind voters of romney's first reaction criticizing the president as the attack was unfolding. >> our u.s. diplomats were >> when our u.s. diplomats were attacked in libya, mitt romney showed an extraordinarily lack of presidential character. >> reporter: that up in virginia where he gave his speech today. the campaign arguing voters should know that romney's time line for afghanistan is the same that romney wants to get more deeply involved in syria than the president, and on iraq tonight, they point out romney argued the full withdrawal of troops from iraq was a mistake. d
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